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Benjamin P. Shenkman, Esq.

Benjamin P. Shenkman has practiced law in Palm Beach County for over 20 years, concentrating on estate planning and administration, and asset protection planning.

Mr. Shenkman holds an advanced Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law, giving him in-depth knowledge of sophisticated estate tax planning strategies.  Mr. Shenkman earned a Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.  

Mr. Shenkman counsels individuals and families in arranging their affairs to protect and preserve their assets for themselves and their beneficiaries.

He began his career at a boutique Palm Beach County tax law firm, where he gained valuable experience in creating complex estate tax saving strategies. He later served as the resident attorney and partner of the South Florida office of a New York tax law firm, before establishing his own practice in Boca Raton, which he ran for a decade before joining with Frank Gonzalez in Wellington.

Mr. Shenkman is a frequent speaker and commentator on estate planning topics, including appearances on the public television program “Wealth & Wisdom.” He has been a guest on local radio shows, is a former contributor to The Palm Beach Post column, “The Law and You,” and has lectured to financial professionals at many national financial firms.

He currently serves on the board of managers of the Boys & Girls Club of Wellington and is a trustee of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, is a former board member of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, and helped found the Palms West Estate Planning Council.  He is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and a member of the East Coast Estate Planning Council.  In his spare time, Mr. Shenkman trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys reading and travelling.

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The Wellington, Florida Law Firm of Gonzalez Shenkman & Buckstein, P.L. provides experienced legal representation in real estate, business, estate planning, asset protection planning, employment, and litigation matters and serves clients in the cities of Wellington, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and communities throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, and Miami-Dade Counties.

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Big firm skill and sophistication; small firm attention and relationships. Gonzalez, Shenkman & Buckstein provides its clients, big and small, corporate and individual, with a breadth of expertise and experience seldom found in a small firm. Our attorneys have worked for the finest law firms in the world and handled the most sophisticated matters. Our firm strives to be the go-to counsel for individuals, mom and pop businesses and multi-million dollar corporations. If you are in need of counsel concerning a real estate or corporate transaction, an estate or trust matter, or an employment or commercial dispute, contact us today for a consultation.